Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Libyan Appraisal

Continuing my new focus on Libya (perhaps because I lived there once). As best I can make out, most of the east of Libya is in the hands of rebels (pink area of map below), except for Surt, Gaddafi’s home … Continue reading

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Smoking Boosts Brain Power

H/T Det Fede Skelet on Facebook for this Google translation of a Danish article, Tobacco Increases Work Capacity, exploring the benefits of smoking tobacco. It’s not a very good translation, so I’ll try to summarize it: Tobacco, according to the … Continue reading

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Tripoli

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to events in Libya, and in its capital city, Tripoli. I have a personal interest. Some 60 years ago I lived there for about 6 months in a house overlooking the harbour. So … Continue reading

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Bloody Cigarettes

DP has already posted up this video, and Leg-iron has commented on it, but I thought I’d repost it. It reminds me a little of the 10:10 “Your Choice” video, where anyone who was sceptical about global warming was blown … Continue reading

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Banning SHS at Home

H/T WS. More fascism. Banning SHS in the home: TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The last refuge is vanishing for besieged smokers — at least in Honduras. A new law that took effect Monday says family members can call in the … Continue reading

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Spanish Protests Continue

In Spain, the struggle continues. It’s International Tobacco Control v. the Spanish hospitality industry. 21 Feb 2011, The raw translation: Hundreds of hoteliers of Valencia and Madrid -300 police said at the beginning of the merger, have cut several lanes … Continue reading

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Downwave

A line in an article in Der Spiegel from a few months back caught my attention: In an interview with the German daily Die Welt, Dalli announced that he would take much stronger action against smoking and that the European … Continue reading

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